Oracle eBusiness Suite... Once its tuned, runs very smoothly with no major issues...
Alessandro Mascelloni, ICP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated June 03, 2015

Oracle eBusiness Suite... Once its tuned, runs very smoothly with no major issues...

Score 8 out of 10
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Software Version

12.1.3

Modules Used

  • AR,AP,GL,SLA,ICX,OM,OIE,WIP,INV,CST,ZX,HR,BOM, ENG,OKS,PO,QP,WSH,

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle eBusiness Suite

We moved to Oracle from various ERP Systems around the globe in order to have a UNIQUE VERSION of the TRUTH...We are using Oracle eBusiness Suite Worldwide across 25 countries with 65 different ledgers. We are using all the intercompany functionality, single and double drop shipment, various localization, external orders and also we are using the SLA Rule engine in a very heavy mode. We have all our departments using the application. We built a lot of custom reports (BI Publisher and Discoverer) to have an accurate SLA/GLA reconciliation and also to provide KPIs to the upper management.The integration between modules is remarkable. Is very stable and has a very robust and scalable architecture.
  • All In ONE Solution. Oracle during the years have acquired a lot of companies ( Hyperion, Demantra and so on) but all the modules are well integrated. The information are available in REAL Time anytime, everywhere...
  • Flexibility: Oracle’s best of breed approach, allows us to have more flexibility to accommodate changing business needs. We are able to accommodate setup changes and report/logic changes in a very short period of time. In the last year we adopted the "Agile" methodology in order to accommodate the business requirements and we discovered a new KILLER Couple. ORACLE+Agile Methodology is FANTASTIC DUO...
  • Accounting: Very strong US GAAP accounting Module. With the new SLA engine also an IFRS model accounting can be easily implemented. With the support for Secondary Ledger, the IFRS accounting is automatic once the SLA engine have been setup.
  • Open API Hooks: We used a lot of seeded Oracle APIs in order to expand Oracle Standard Functionality.
  • Is an expensive ERP Suite to keep supported. Oracle has improved patching with the 12.2 version (Online Patching) that should reduce downtime, but there are still some hiccup caused by applying patches for one issue that causes a "Domino Effect" on other modules. But overall the ONLINE PATCHING is a very big innovation.
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is very expensive to be implemented.
  • We replaced 3 major ERP systems across EMEA, APAC, NORTH AMERICA and CANADA.
  • We did a "record' implementation and data conversions:
  • CRP1, CRP2, UAT and GO LIVE in 7 months.
  • We implemented all the Oracle eBusiness suite standard modules across the globe.
  • After 1.5 years we acquired other two companies. We had these integrated into Oracle in a "flash'. We added also other modules to the original implementation.
  • One example of increased efficiency. We implemented Oracle Internet Expenses in 10 different countries world wide.
  • We were be able to roll-out 2 countries every month (OIE Setup, UAT Testing and PROD Deployment). We moved from PAPER to BIT in a very fast pace. Also the Expense approval time have been drastically reduced and the happiness of the employee have drastically increased.
SAP:
  • First of all the implementation time proposed for our scenario was to0 high (at least 3 years).
  • Second the price was too high and the GUI seemed very outdated.
  • Users were involved and to them the application looked very complex.
  • Didn't have a Configuration Management Tool integrated with the ERP (We did the Oracle choice also for the integration with Oracle AGILE/PIP).
There are 3 key factors that need to be taken into consideration if Oracle eBusiness wants to be implemented:
1) Is your company "big enough" to have Oracle eBusiness suite implemented?
2) How many IT and Business analysts do you need to keep this "car" up and running smoothest as possible.
3) How much will be my annual fees for licenses and support? There are other companies that can provide support on Oracle eBusiness suite (outside Oracle Inc.)? Are these companies reliable? Do they have specialized knowledge?
3) Have you in place a Change Management process in order to control the functional/technical changes that will happen on the application?


Using Oracle eBusiness Suite

After almost 5 years, we have a full control of this ERP System. We are able to implement new functionalities and modules without any major "consulting" expenses. As of today we are making almost 90% of the personalization/customization and implementation all in house. Once [it] is tuned, [it] keeps running very well with no major issues.

Oracle eBusiness Suite Implementation